Anatoly Koptelov is a Research associate in the Bristol Composites Institute (BCI), University of Bristol. After receiving his Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Anatoly continued his studies as a PhD student at the BCI. His dissertation on topic “Autonomous and objective characterisation of composite precursors in manufacturing” was focused on application of modern machine learning techniques for challenging composite modelling problems. In particular, he worked on the development of a real-time experimental analysis framework for autonomous testing of composites. Currently, he is working on the application of modern AI and Deep learning techniques for predicting woven architectures of 3D textiles, experimental characterisation of prepreg materials, and exploration of overmolding effects in stiffened panels during manufacturing.